Salt Lake City

City Attorney's Office

City Attorney


In accord with the Utah State Public Health Order issued March 21, 2020 and the Proclamation Declaring a Local Emergency issued by Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall on March 10, 2020, the Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office will be following these guidelines to protect our employees from non-essential contact and to continue to promote telecommuting and social distance to limit the impact of COVID-19 on our community.

Service of Notice of Claims, Subpoenas or Complaints on Salt Lake City Corporation should be accomplished in the following way until Salt Lake City rescinds its Proclamation Declaring a Local Emergency:

Notice of Claims: All notices of claims should be mailed to: Salt Lake City Recorder, P.O. Box 145515, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5515. To be timely, the notice of claim must be mailed on or before the deadline for filing, which will be determined by the postmarked date on the envelope.

Subpoenas and Complaints: Subpoenas and Complaints: To serve a Subpoena or Complaint on Salt Lake City Corporation, please contact David Mull in the Salt Lake City Attorney’s Office to arrange for acceptance of service. He may be contacted on (801) 535-7610 or at Please note that only Salt Lake City Corporation can be served at the Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office. To serve an employee of Salt Lake City Corporation, please refer to the options provided in Rule 4 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure for service on individuals.

Welcome to the City Attorney’s Office

The purpose of the City Attorney’s Office is to provide quality and timely legal counsel to Salt Lake City Corporation. In fulfilling its purpose, the Attorney’s Office defends the interests of the City through preventative law and litigation, ensures that the day-to-day operations of the City are legally responsible, provides legal advice necessary for making sound legislative and administrative decisions and makes certain that the commitments and contracts binding the City are legally appropriate.

The City Prosecutors Department prosecutes persons and organizations charged with violations of City ordinances, ensuring justice, public protection and compliance with the law.

The Risk Management Department manages liability/tort claims filed against the City, City contractual insurance requirements, insured and self insured programs including Workers Compensation for Salt Lake City employees and provides risk, safety and emergency preparedness support to City departments.

The purpose of the City Recorder’s Office is to maintain and preserve the official records of Salt Lake City including the proceedings of the Salt Lake City Council.